Sir, —I must admit to being completely beguiled by the ingenuity of Mr. James' mental gymnastics in his letter of March 11. These (a) make the Latin Mass Society "my own" —a prime example of tail wagging dog, which can be cheerfully repudiated by both myself and the Society, (b) make the protests of pro-vernacular religious stem from the "example of rebellion" (I quote from Mr. James) given by Latinists!
If as your correspondent implies this is undesirable in the latter group, would it not be equally undesirable in the former, or is "courageous opposition" merely a prerogative of progressives, from among whose ranks the religious in question could find many eminent examples on many burning issues? Undoubtedly it is to them that the Latin Mass Society, not yet one year old must with due humility, give the precedence of example.
Mrs. Cathaleen Hind marsh Sale, Cheshire.